NATIONAL AWARD OF MERIT
(INTERIOR + LIGHTING CONTROL INNOVATION)
Designer: Brandon Rich
Company: Alvine Engineering
The lighting and controls design supports the owner’s two primary objectives: flexibility to showcase the space as a demonstration/learning lab; and, aid in the project’s pursuit of WELL Building StandardTM certification. A lighting lab features changeable light fixtures for demonstrations and the conference rooms each utilize a unique luminaire type, integrated into the architecture and controllable via custom audiovisual touchscreen, giving the users the ability to create different moods. The lighting control system uses a custom-designed schedule, modulating the tunable white fixtures in the open office and circulation to mimic the change of daylight color throughout the day, which pours in through the floor-to-ceiling windows, reinforcing circadian rhythms. The system automatically adjusts electric light output and motorized shade position to maximize good daylight, simultaneously limiting direct sun glare and keeping daylight contribution below fatiguing thresholds.